If you only had a (business) plan

| Friday, January 14, 2011

Have you ever said to yourself you?d be more successful in trucking, if you just had a plan? But then when you sat down to put the magic plan to together, the page remained blank ? you didn?t even know where to start.

OOIDA can help you change all that.

Creating and evaluating a business plan is the subject of the next webinar session of the OOIDA Business Seminar Series. Scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 18, it?s the seventh webinar in OOIDA?s series geared for the advanced owner-operator.

The advanced owner-operator series has three sessions left, continuing with the session on business planning on Tuesday.

The Jan. 18 webinar is actually the second in a two-part series on creating a business plan. It will focus on all the things you didn?t know when you were beginning your business. Keeping in mind a business plan is a blueprint but one that must remain flexible. Each live presentation in the webinar series is followed up by a live question and answer session.

Even if you missed Business Plan Part 1, you?re not out of luck.

Keep in mind that all of the sessions are archived so you can take the courses and get the valuable information on your own time. Sessions will remain available for about a year after they are first presented. That means if you want to go back and grab the session on drug testing and medical insurance first offered on Nov. 16, 2010, sign up and get instant access.

The remaining two modules in the first OOIDA webinar series include a session on CSA slated for Jan. 25 and the final session on pre-employment screening and DataQ challenges on Feb. 1.

Once the 10 advanced owner-op sessions are complete, OOIDA experts will turn to teaching you everything you?ve ever wanted to know about obtaining and operating under your own authority. In this 12-part series, which begins Feb. 15, learn about common, contract and exempt authority, insurance, permits, cost of operations, drug testing, leasing regulations and other valuable information.

Sign up for a single one-hour session at $60, or get the complete package of 12 class sessions for $540 ? a savings of $180.

Sessions begin at 7 p.m. Central on most Tuesdays. The archives have already proved helpful for busy people on the go. Sign up now.

A new series begins Feb. 15 for people interested in operating under their own authority. Learn more at ooida.com.